If you open up in competition to this place you had better make sure you are better or cheaper, preferably both. Unfortunately this place was neither, so it didn't last too long. (It's now been replaced by the Chorlton Green Brasserie of which more later.)
J. B. Richardson has been going since 1947 and is now in the third generation of the family. So they know something about running a bakery. What I like about this place is that they stick to what they do best; British bread and cakes.
I'm a real sucker for their pies and pasties, and the traditional cakes are hard to resist. The vanilla slice is a particular favourite. You always get served with a smile, and when I was in there taking photographs they were rarely without a queue.
The Cornish Pasty is one of their best sellers along with the fantastic steak and kidney pie. The pasty is warm and comforting with crisp pastry. Just a little touch of pepper mixes up perfectly with the savoury meat and potato filling as you bite in. Gorgeous!
|Happy Gingerbread Men.
|The friendliest staff
This place is another brilliant thing about living in the Beech road area.
Here's to the next 65 years!
J. B. Richardson Bakery
95 Beech Rd
Manchester M21 9EQ
www.jbrichardson.co.uk Follow @Bacononthebeech